Let the Spirit Guide You to Good Works

Never wonder, “what can I do?” In this category, I try to share many practical (natural) ways to show that we care for others, but God also will give us wisdom to bless others that is outside of the practical and observation. He can and will supernaturally impart guidance to you on how to bless others. James 1:5, NIV,” If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” About 10 years ago, my phone rang at 3:40-4am. It seems often when the phone rings at those times that either: it is bad news, a wrong number, or a scary or harassing phone call. I also happened to be terribly irritated from just having gotten in from work at 2am. I had just barely fallen asleep and had two children under 3 in my household. I immediately shot up in bed and answered the phone. Irked, I answered “hello” and the line was silent save some breathing. I took a cleansing breathe and softened, “hello?” Still nothing. I immediately prayed in my heart that God would give me wisdom. Then I heard a soft “hello” back. Without the phrase crossing my mind, I heard my mouth ask “You have been drinking haven’t you?” Almost immediately the voice on the other end of the phone began to sob and he said “yes.” I then asked “And you just needed someone to talk to?” “Yes” he replied. It was a short conversation, less than 5 minutes, but the Lord gave me the opportunity to minister salvation to the man on the other end of the line, just by making myself available in a situation where I could have gotten angry with the circumstances. I chose to let God lead and others were eternally blessed because I chose to ask for wisdom. This is not a pat-me-on-the-back story. Sadly, in 10 years, this is probably the best one I have. But, we should be blessing others like this on a daily basis and letting God supernaturally give the wisdom so that our blessing is the most effective.

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